HANDOVER: Emmanuel Kamanzi, the new Managing Director EDCL , CEO Rwanda Energy Group, Jean Bosco Mugiraneza, and outgoing Managing Director EDCL, Robert Nyamvumba at the ceremony held in Kigali last week.
HANDOVER: Emmanuel Kamanzi, the new Managing Director EDCL , CEO Rwanda Energy Group, Jean Bosco Mugiraneza, and outgoing Managing Director EDCL, Robert Nyamvumba at the ceremony held in Kigali last week.

The Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL) appointed a new managing director last week to take over from Robert Nyamvumba, who is moving to the Ministry of Infrastructure as the energy division manager.

New MD, Emmanual Kamanzi, was accompanied by CEO of the Rwanda Energy Group, Jean Bosco Mugiraneza and former CEO Nyamvumba at the handover ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda.

Kamanzi commented: “As the energy team, we should remain together, put our efforts together, and focus on the goal that the government has set for the energy sector.

“We have a policy and strategy ready, waiting for cabinet’s approval and this sets the guideline on how we can develop or achieve the objectives of the energy sector”.

“They have managed to set a number of targets that they are going to use to achieve the objectives of the sector. [The] Government of Rwanda has set a target under EDPRS2 and Vision 2020 of getting 70% of Rwanda’s population [grid connected]. With access to electricity currently at 23%, [this] calls for connection of close to 1.2 million households from the current 500,000 households”, he added.

Ceremonial attendees included the managing director of the Energy Utility Corporation Limited (EUCL) Odette Mbabazi, director general fop olicy and planning at the Ministry of infrastructure Stevenson Nzaramba and EDCL staff.

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Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl has been working in the African power, energy and water sectors since 2011, first with African Utility Week and now as the Editor of ESI Africa. She is also an Advisory Board member of the Global and African Power & Energy Elites publications. With her passion for sustainable business and placing African countries on the international stage, Nicolette takes a keen interest in current affairs and technology trends.